Psalm 23 . . and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Coming of age is freedom and independence; moving in with God sounds like confinement.

Am I missing something here?

The centre of operations in any person is either body or spirit based.

one says, 'my lifespan is everything and spiritual ideas fit inside that agenda.'

or the other says, 'spiritual life is everything and time serves eternity.'

A major shift in thinking is being convinced that matter is fine, but temporary and that the spirit is real and permanent.

Next up is where do I find a place of safety for my soul?

Who or what do I commit to?

Our hersman warrior, who wrote Psalm 23, commited himself to God

He found protection, contentment and total fulfillment.

It was full on joy to move in with God for ever, it was home for him.

To us in 2014 this God is largely an unknown

The bible tells us a lot about God.

perhaps some reflections on the nature and shape of God himself would be good